John Eric Lippincott, born 5th of June 1958 in Rochester, NY grew up with his mother (Muriel Lippincott) and older brother (Mark Lippincott). A native to Rochester, specifically the Gates Chile neighborhood, John spent his first 18 years of life in the region. During this time, he, his brother and friends formed a band “Chester” that performed at various local events.
After being accepted at Old Dominion University, John transplanted his life to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he quickly became an outstanding academia studying Civil Engineering. After four short years, John graduated ODU with a B.S.C.E. and began working in the world. His first employer was Bechtel Power Corporation which involved relocating to parts of Virginia and as far away as Michigan and Delaware before settling in Maryland.
Shortly after graduating college, he met and married Kathy, wife of 36 years, and purchased property in Tanterra, a neighborhood in Olney, MD. Living there for almost a decade, they welcomed into this world oldest son Kevin and youngest daughter Jamie. His family later moved to Laytonsville, MD where you could always find John working on his most current project around the house or tending to his various cars.
Over the decades of hard work, John held several titles and for different employers, starting back with Omni Construction and Harvey Construction in the mid-80’s to early 90s’. Shortly after relocating to Laytonsville, John began working for Giant Food, building their new headquarters building and climbing the ranks to Director of Construction for the mid-Atlantic region. John later brought his talents to the residential community of construction, starting with Trammel Crowe Residential. Working alongside trusted colleagues, they did the unthinkable and splintered off, forming the successful and current company known as Mill Creek Residential. He worked for this company nearly two decades, climbing internally to achieve the title of Senior Vice President of Construction in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
John was also involved with various charities and his church. He worked on various improvements to his church, St. Paul United Methodist in Laytonsville, including getting the lights in the parking lot. He also connected with the organizers of the Our House community program. In addition, he became involved with Habitat for Humanity, Metro Maryland. He was an integral part of the fundraising arm for the Metro Maryland region and served as chairman for their annual golf outing. John could be very enthusiastic and charming when asking for donations. Over the decade of his direct involvement, this outing and associated silent auction raised over 1 million dollars to help those in need.
John was successful throughout his life, not only in creating a loving family, but also in accomplishing a storied professional career. In his spare time, John enjoyed music, specifically playing the guitar. His guitar collection rivaled most bands to date, as he would often buy, restore, and resell guitars to aspiring new musicians and veteran axe players alike. Most evenings or weekends you could find John with a bourbon and cigar on his back porch, admiring the work he poured into his house and life. John ensured that anything he touched was improved to the best of his knowledge including any relationships he held dear. For these reasons, the Lippincott family will miss him dearly, but he can rest knowing that he left us in the best shape possible.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in John’s memory to Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland at www.habitatmm.org.
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